What is an “all seasons” load line?

A load line marked on a ship which has been assigned greater-than-minimum freeboards. 

It consists of a horizontal line intersecting the load line mark (i. e. the ring), indicating the Summer freeboard. A Fresh Water load line is also marked. It is usually lower than the position at which the minimum freeboard would have been marked, and replaces the conventional load line “tree” of a ship with minimum freeboards. The single assigned salt water freeboard is applicable in Summer, Winter and Tropical Zones. 


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